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Date: April 27, 2009
Byline: CBS

Betsy Ross House Honored By Historical Commission

Philadelphia — The Betsy Ross House was honored by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) Monday afternoon in Old City.

The Betsy Ross house is visited by nearly 30,000 people a year, prompting historians to recognize the site as an important part of American history.

The PHMC unveiled a historical marker in front of the house on 239 Arch Street around 11 a.m. with City Councilmen and a Betsy Ross reenactor on hand.

The PHMC has determined that the Betsy Ross House is a historically significant site, both in recognition of Betsy's sewing the first flag and as a representative of the contributions of many colonial women who supported their families and worked for the cause of Independence.

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